Islamabad, August 30, 2021 (PPI-OT):Begum Samina Arif Alvi has urged the need for social awareness campaigns regarding breast cancer among masses. Different media platforms and social media should be involved in campaigns for cancer awareness, she added. She said that mammography should be made to diagnose the cancer in early stages before it goes into final stage. Begum Samina Arif Alvi expressed these views in a meeting on Cancer Awareness at Governor’s House, Karachi on Monday.
While urging the participants to start campaigns for Cancer Awareness sessions, she suggested that lady health workers should be provided flyers and banners to be distributed to people at doorstep while visiting them to motivate for Mammography. The flyers and banners should be published in Sindhi and Pashto languages too for the local communities to understand easily, she said. Kachi abadis must be targeted for awareness sessions, she advised MPAs and participants of the meeting to hold meetings with the residents of kachi abadis and motivate them towards Mammography.
The pink colour must be adopted as a symbol and token of awareness regarding breast Cancer, she said while emphasizing the need for a campaign. Universities and schools should be involved by conducting awareness seminars and meetings, she further stated.
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